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Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Litigation: General Commercial

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What the team is known for

This Des Moines office is valued for its strength in assisting clients from the manufacturing sector with contractual disputes and other litigation matters. Additional capabilities include IP and business litigation. Highly active representing clients in state and federal courts.

Strengths

A client reports that the team "are responsive, conduct extensive research and provide detailed analyses and recommendations," going on to add: "The attorneys take the time to understand and are prepared to discuss both sides of any issues presented."

Another impressed client says: "The lawyers from Dorsey & Whitney that attended to our case were exceptional. All elements of the case and case law were examined and considered. They absolutely play to their key strengths and see themselves as part of our business and one team."

Work highlights

Acted on behalf of the City of Marion, Iowa, on a breach of contract dispute pertaining to the development agreement for the renovation of a property in the city.

Notable practitioners

David Tank is adept at handling IP and privacy disputes, as well as a raft of commercial and contractual litigation matters. He is a popular choice of counsel among clients in the manufacturing industry.
"David completely threw himself and all his time into our case. He worked relentlessly to ensure every element was considered and that we were included in each important decision."

Rebecca Brommel is highlighted by market sources for her depth of experience in healthcare disputes. She is particularly adept at advising on administrative and regulatory disputes, in addition to pre-litigation advisory work.

William Miller has significant experience in cases involving allegations of breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, as well as employment disputes. His wide-ranging client portfolio spans private and public entities from a range of industries.
"William is easy to work with, always responsive and trustworthy." "He is calm and considered in his approach, always going the extra mile for us."

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Overview

Unique to the litigation market in Iowa, Dorsey has a global platform of trial experts serving a broad range of industries. The Des Moines Trial group completed the only defense of a “failed bank” case in Iowa arising out of the Great Recession. Unlike many of its competitors, the group regularly tries cases in Iowa state and federal courts and forums rather than merely litigating all cases until settlement.

David Tank leads the Dorsey trial practice. David is also the former co-chair of the firm-wide Food and Agriculture Industry Group. His practice includes, but is not limited to, complex business litigation, cases involving patents and other intellectual property, corporate control disputes, contract matters, and cases involving patents and other intellectual property. William (Bill) Miller is the other partner in the Des Moines Trial group. His practice includes complex business litigation and employment law matters primarily for clients in the health, governmental and financial services sectors.

Key industries for the Iowa trial group include: major pharmaceutical companies, financial services entities, manufacturers, healthcare providers, and governmental entities.

Clients

Evertek, Inc.

Fimco, Inc.

Hepar Bioscience

Plymouth Energy

Sovereign Holdings

West Liberty Foods

Litigation: General Commercial

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Location

801 Grand

Suite #4100

Des Moines

Iowa

USA

IA 50309-2790

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Iowa

Litigation: General Commercial


Rebecca A Brommel
Band 4
William Miller
Band 4